The rent cap has been approved by the Senate. By law, the rents for about 1.5 million apartments built before 2014 are to be frozen for five years. Also affected are new rentals for which the rent index for 2019 is no longer used, but the new upper limits from the Senate table. All information here.
Rent increases in Berlin are becoming flatter. At the turn of the first half of 2019, the growth rates in 14 out of 22 districts were lower than in the previous month. The year-on-year increase in portfolio rents was only around 2.2 percent. New construction lettings increase by approx. 4.4 percent. Read more here.